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We're a family run removals business who love living and working in and around Dorset and Hampshire. From the rolling hills of the New Forest to the stunning Jurassic Coastline, this part of the world offers a unique quality of life that we simply can't get enough of. Whether you're a seasoned local or a newcomer to the area, we hope to share with you our passion for this beautiful corner of England.

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Carlin Brown Removals Bournemouth is a small local business based in the border of Bournemouth, Dorset and The New Forest, Hampshire.
Providing home removals, storage, man and van services, moving house, flat or relocating, Carlin Brown Removals Bournemouth is the perfect choice for anyone needing help with the task of moving.
The company is passionate about making sure each customer is well taken care of, with friendly, professional and reliable service.
The team use the latest technology and equipment to ensure each move is handled quickly and efficiently.
As well as providing a great service, Carlin Brown Removals Bournemouth is also conveniently located.
It is only a stone’€™s throw away from Chawton, one of Hampshire’€™s prettiest villages.
Chawton is situated about 8 miles from the centre of Bournemouth, and about 25 miles from Christchurch, Dorset.
Chawton is best known for being the home of Jane Austen’€™s brother, Edward Austen Knight, who inherited the estate.
It is also home to the Jane Austen House Museum, which houses the world’€™s largest collection of Austen’€™s manuscripts, letters and other memorabilia.
The village is also home to the Chawton Great House, an Elizabethan manor house which is open to visitors, and the Chawton House Library, a research centre dedicated to the study of early women’€™s writing in the English language.
In addition to great historical sites, Chawton also offers a variety of shops, café’€™s, pubs and restaurants.
It is also home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Chawton House Literary Festival, the Chawton Morris Ale and the Chawton Mayfair.
Whether you’€™re looking for a reliable and efficient house removals company, or just a day trip to explore one of Hampshire’€™s prettiest villages, Carlin Brown Removals Bournemouth is the perfect choice.

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Chawton is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. The village lies within the South Downs National Park and is famous as the home of Jane Austen for the last eight years of her life.Chawton's recorded history begins in the Domesday survey of 1086. The village held nineteen free residents, eight smallholders, six slaves (part of the sixty-seven slaves in the area from Alresford to the ridge parishes) and woodland with fifty pigs. In the 13th century, there was a royal manor house. The owner, John St John, served as deputy to Edward I in Scotland. Henry III visited the manor on over forty occasions. The descendants of John Knight, who built the present Chawton House at the time of the Armada (1588), added to it and modified the landscape in ways that reflect changes in politics, religion and taste. One of those descendants was Elizabeth Knight, whose progresses were marked by the ringing of church bells and whose two husbands both had to adopt her surname. Later in the 18th century, Jane Austen's brother Edward Austen Knight (who had been adopted by the Knights) succeeded, and in 1809 was able to move his mother and sisters to a cottage in the village.Chawton never developed into a settlement of substance, possibly because the lords of the manor wished to keep the area for themselves. Chawtons private parliamentary enclosure took place in 1740-1 when a bad harvest followed a severe winter and eighteen food riots were recorded over large parts of the country. However, the Chawton act was mostly about sheep and its private act was merely the confirmation of an agreement already made. There is no mention at Chawton of encroachments, peasants cottages, or peasants rights of common forage and the rest. This was entirely an arrangement between the owners of the land for their individual benefit. From lists in Leighs book of Chawton Manor, one might have expected over thirty families to have held an interest, but all but one were already gone, not just from the Commons, but, soon, from the village entirely. A thick cultural and social wedge was inserted between the improving husbandmen, the better sort of the parish, and the poor.Enclosure was nothing new in Chawton. In 1605, a court held by John Knight recognised that for the last thirty or forty years a great part of the commons had been enclosed by tenants with the consent of the lord. However, these tenants still kept the same number of sheep on the reduced common land to everyones detriment. The enclosed lands at Chawton in 1740 came from the 312 acres of Common and from 309 acres made up of seven common fields: Ridgefield, Southfield, Northfield, Upper and Lower Eastfield, Whitedown and Winstreetfield. The lord, Thomas Knight, newly in position, did very well. His existing local estate already comprised fifteen houses and 1,569 acres: 734 of arable land, 108 of pasture, 56 meadow, 615 woodland and 55 rough heath. Now, through enclosure, he added 156 acres from the common and 143 acres from the common fields, 48 per cent of the available total, and almost 2,000 acres altogether in Hampshire. Knights allotment was increased by the herbage of all the highways on the Common, and, because he was the lord, free liberty by June 1742 to sell, cut down, grub up, take, cart, and carry away all the timber trees, pollard trees, bushes and wood, anywhere on the Common for which his workmen could enter any allotment at any time.Chawton Cottage, Jane Austen's house and garden are open to the public.Chawton House, the 400-year-old Grade II* listed Elizabethan manor house that once belonged to Jane Austen's brother and 275 acres (1.11 km2) of land, has been restored as part of a major international project to establish the new Centre for the Study of Early Women's Writing, 1600 1830. It houses a collection of over 9,000 volumes, together with some related manuscripts. Visitors can see the relationship between the library, the house, the estate and a working farm of the 18th and early 19th centuries.In 1992 a 125-year lease on the house was purchased for £1.25 million by a foundation established by Sandra Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems.Chawton has a single church, St Nicholas. A church has stood on the site in Chawton since at least 1270 when it was mentioned in a diocesan document. The church suffered a disastrous fire in 1871 which destroyed all but the chancel. The rebuilt church was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield and is now listed Grade 2*.The churchyard was reserved for burial for the Knight family, and the graves include that of Jane Austen's mother and sister, both called Cassandra.Chawton C of E Primary School is the only school in Chawton. It is within the Diocese of Winchester and accepts children from ages four to eleven, and has close ties with St Nicholas's church. There has been a school on the site since about 1840, and the site sits opposite the village green and cricket field.On Winchester Road, which runs through the village, there is a tea shop and small shop opposite Jane Austen's house called Cassandra's Cup, which is named after Jane Austen's sister. Just down the road from this is a Fuller's pub called The Greyfriar which has an oak beamed traditional bar, a secluded beer garden and a large car park. Also on Winchester Road is the Village Hall.Chawton has two road exits, one leading to a roundabout connected to the A31 and the A32, and the other to the A339/B3006 Selborne Road.The nearest railway station is 1.7 miles (2.7 km) northeast of the village, at Alton.Heal, Chris, Ropley's Legacy, The ridge enclosures, 1709 to 1850: Chawton, Farringdon, Medstead, Newton Valence and Ropley and the birth of Four Marks (Chattaway and Spottiswood 2021) with transcripts in the appendices of the Chawton enclosure act and award Hurst, Jane, Baigens, Chawton, Hampshire Field Club and Archaeology Society Newsletter, 44, Autumn 2005Leigh, William Austen, and Knight, Montagu George, Chawton Manor and its Owners, A Family History (Smith, Elder, London 1911)Montgomery, Roy, The village of Chawton and the parish of St Nicholas (Hampshire Genealogical Society, No. 47)Munby, Julian, edited, Domesday Book, 4, Hampshire (1086; Phillimore, Chichester 1982)

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